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  Manilkara roxburghiana
 
  Family: SAPOTACEAE
  Citation:  Manilkara roxburghiana (Wight) Dubard, Ann. Inst. Bot. Geol. Colon. Marseille 23: 10. f.3. 1915; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 179. 1999. Mimusops roxburghiana Wight, Ic. t. 1588.1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:548.1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 766(538). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kannupala
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 18 m high, bark brownish-black, rough; blaze pink; latex milky. Leaves simple, alternate spiral, estipulate; petiole 13-25 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 5-7 x 3-4.5 cm, oblong, elliptic, base rounded, apex obtuse or emarginate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves many, pinnate, faint; midrib raised below; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, white, axillary or terminal, 2-5 together; pedicel to 3 cm long; calyx lobes 6, sepals 9 x 4 mm, ovate, hirsute; corolla lobes 18-24, 1 cm long; stamens 6, attached to the corolla tube; filaments short; anthers 3 mm; staminodes alternate with stamens, fimbriate, long, lanceolate, glabrous; ovary 2 mm, superior, villous at base, 6-celled; style 15 mm, subulate. Fruit a berry, 2 cm long, globose, depressed; seeds 3-6.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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